Influencing skills

Your ability to influence others plays a role in your everyday work. For example, you may need to gain support for a project, persuade people to take a certain decision, or get an idea across. Are you eager to get others on your side, at the right time and in a way that suits you? Then this training course is meant for you. By boosting your influence, you’ll make your point more clearly, gain confidence, and have a bigger impact.

You will come to understand your personal influencing style, the force field in which you work, what your convictions are regarding influence, and how to develop a strategic approach. You will also develop new skills: you’ll learn different influencing techniques that you can add to your toolkit.

Target group

All Academy staff who would like to brush up or upgrade their influencing skills.


This training course covers the following topics:

  • Making your point
  • Getting people on board
  • Understanding your personal influencing style
  • Having more impact.

Practical information

  • Duration: Two sessions, from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. After these two sessions, you will also have an individual meeting (if relevant by telephone) with the trainer, to be scheduled after the course is finished.
  • Dates: to be announced
  • Location: to be announced
  • Group size: Maximum of 12 people


The Local Consultations Committee (employer and union representatives) considers it well worthwhile to spend part of the employee benefits budget on sustainable career development. Training, courses and coaching meant to support sustainable career development are therefore funded from this budget.